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Spring 2016 Program Highlights


SATURDAY, MARCH 19
DICK CAVETT’S RADIO DAYS

YOU BET YOUR LIFE (4-5-50) Groucho Marx hosts this quiz program, with announcer George Fenneman. Couples answer questions about nursery rhymes, Irish songs and the Bible. DeSoto, CBS. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (6-4-14) Part one of Steve Darnall’s conversation with Dick Cavett, who talks by telephone from his home in New York about his career in television and radio. Recorded by Kathy Dunaj of Sound-Video Impressions in Des Plaines, Illinois. (23 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Winter 2016 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
FRED ALLEN SHOW (1-30-49) With Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelley, Minerva Pious, Peter Donald and guest Rudy Vallee, who sings “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” Fred offers to help get Rudy into television. Ford, NBC. (30 min)
BOB AND RAY (3-2-60) “Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding present the CBS Radio Network” with an episode of “One Fella’s Family” and Wally Ballou reporting from Cape Canaveral. Participating sponsors, CBS. (14 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (6-4-14) Part two of Steve Darnall’s telephone conversation with Dick Cavett. (21 min)
JACK PAAR SHOW (6-22-47) A summer replacement series for Jack Benny, with singer Trudi Erwin, The Page Cavanaugh Trio. Jack spoofs celebrity interviews and presents a disc jockey program from 100 years ago. With Hy Averback, Hans Conried. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)
THE LONE RANGER (2-21-49) Brace Beemer stars as the Ranger, with John Todd as Tonto, announcer Fred Foy. A wanted outlaw gives himself up to the Lone Ranger, unaware that his son and sister are planning to surprise him with a visit. Cast includes Richard Beals. Syndicated, ABC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 26
EASTER GREETINGS… AND MARCH MADNESS

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-10-55) With Mary, Rochester, Dennis, Don, Bob Crosby, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Artie Auerbach. Jack wants to wear his white suit as he prepares for the Easter parade on Wilshire Blvd. Lucky Strike, CBS. (27 min)
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (4-14-49) “One Foot in Heaven” stars George Brent in a radio version of the story by Hartzell Spence, about a Methodist preacher “with one foot in Heaven and one foot on God’s green earth” as he sets up his parsonage in a small Iowa town. Cast includes Ed Begley, Parley Baer. James Hilton hosts. Hallmark Cards, CBS. (29 min)
MELODY AND MADNESS (1-22-39) With Robert Benchley (“Radio’s Subdued Swinger”), with music by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra, singer Dick Todd, announcer Del Sharbutt. Benchley delivers a monologue about swing and takes listeners on a tour of Paris; the band plays “Rose Room” and “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise.” Old Gold Cigarettes, CBS. (28 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (4-1-51) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, with Gale Gordon as Mr. Conklin, Jeff Chandler as Mr. Boynton, Richard Crenna as Walter Denton, Ed Begley, Mary Jane Croft. Miss Brooks plans to work during the school’s spring vacation to get money for a new Easter dress. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (30 min)
THE SHADOW (11-5-39) “Mansion of Madness” starring William Johnstone as Lamont Cranston, with Marjorie Anderson as the lovely Margo Lane. A violent storm forces Margo and Lamont to seek shelter in a mysterious castle, where they meet a strange young woman. Cast includes Kenny Delmar, Arthur Vinton, Richard Widmark. Ken Roberts announces. Sustaining, MBS. (25 min)
LIFE OF RILEY (3-27-48) William Bendix stars as Riley, with Paula Winslowe as Peg, John Brown as Digby O’Dell, Barbara Eiler as Babs, Dink Trout as Waldo Binney. At Easter time, Riley has invented a new fertilizer that appears to have unexpected side effects. Teel, NBC. (29 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
GREGORY PECK: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (5-5-47) “The School For Men” starring Gregory Peck as a policeman who uses his training at the FBI to track down a serial killer. Cast includes Bob Bailey, Ken Christy, Betty Lou Gerson, Virginia Gregg, Peggy Webber, Elliott Reid, Frances Heflin. Gayne Whitman announces. DuPont, NBC. (30 min)
SEALTEST VARIETY THEATRE (9-9-48) The first show of the series, starring Dorothy Lamour, with Henry Russell and the Orchestra, the Crew Chiefs, Tommy Bernard, Henry Blair, and guests Gregory Peck and Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Peck and Lamour appear in a sketch set in a railroad station. Sealtest, NBC. (29 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (1-21-52) “Captain Horatio Hornblower” starring Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo in a radio adaptation of their 1951 film, about a British naval captain fighting in Central American waters during the Napoleonic Wars. William Keighley hosts. Cast includes Anthony Barrett, Charles Davis, Tudor Owen, Dan O’Herlihy, Jay Novello, Nelson Welch, Donald Morrison, Herb Butterfield, Ruth Perrott, Fritz Feld, Bill Johnstone. Lux Soap, CBS. (20 min & 21 min & 19 min)
BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (1-6-49) With Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet, Paula Winslowe, Doris Singleton, announcer Tobe Reed, Harry Lubin and the Orchestra. When Gracie wishes George would be more like Gregory Peck, he goes to Peck for some advice. Maxwell House Coffee, NBC. (30 min)
SUSPENSE (3-21-46) “The Lonely Road” starring Gregory Peck, with Cathy Lewis, Maria Palmer, Joseph Kearns. A man with an invalid wife finds himself attracted to their live-in maid. Roma Wines, CBS. (30 min)
Read the article about Gregory Peck in the Spring 2016 issue of Nostalgia Digest.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

THE GREEN HORNET (10-18-45) “Murder and the Dope Racket” starring Bob Hall as Britt Reid, the Green Hornet. A doctor is murdered and his patient abducted by a narcotics dealer. The Hornet investigates. Syndicated, ABC. (28 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (5-14-11) Part one of Steve Darnall’s conversation with Bob Elliott, who looks back on his partnership with Ray Goulding and his career in radio and television. Recorded at Mr. Elliott’s home in Maine. (30 min) Bob Elliott died on February 2, 2016 at the age of 92.
MATINEE WITH BOB AND RAY (8-9-49) Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding from early in their careers, with organist Ken Wilson and pianist Bill Green. The duo spoof poetry shows and present “The Life and Loves of Linda Lovely.” Participating sponsors, WHDH. (31 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (5-14-11) Part two of Steve Darnall’s conversation with Bob Elliott. (36 min) BOB AND RAY (7-10-59) “Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding Present the CBS Radio Network.” Wally Ballou reports from the Pfefferneck Memorial Stadium; Ray interviews a pizza flipper. Sustaining, CBS. (14 min)
ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE (9-1-50) “The Soft Spot” starring Gerald Mohr as Marlowe. A wealthy publisher hires Marlowe to find a man who lives on Skid Row. Cast includes Bill Bouchey, Edgar Barrier, Nestor Paiva, Paul Dubov, Peter Leeds, Vivi Janiss, Verna Felton. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
GANGBUSTERS (6-9-44) “The Case of the Unknown Killer” is the story of a hold-up on Coney Island that leads to a killing. Narrator “by proxy” is H. Norman Schwarzkopf. Sloan’s Liniment, BLUE Network. (30 min)
MARTIN AND LEWIS SHOW (3-14-52) With announcer Jimmy Wallington, Dick Stabile and the Orchestra, and guest Lizabeth Scott. Dean sings “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now”; Jerry sings “I Like It, I Like It.” Participating sponsors, NBC. (29 min)
SHERLOCK HOLMES (4-29-46) “The Waltz of Death” starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Holmes and Watson are in Vienna when a beautiful woman is murdered after the playing of a waltz. Cast includes Barney Phillips. Harry Bartell announces. Petri Wines, MBS. (30 min)
GENE AUTRY’S MELODY RANCH (1950s) With Pat Buttram, The Cass County Boys, announcer Charlie Lyons. Gene sings “Til the End of the World You’ll Be Mine” and “Peace in the Valley” and tells the story of how Pat lost Champion in a shell game. Syndicated. (24 min) Read the article about Gene Autry in the Spring 2016 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
MY FAVORITE HUSBAND (2-24-51) Lucille Ball and Richard Denning star as Liz and George Cooper, “two people who live together and like it.” Liz and George’s mothers are both coming to visit, but no one in the household is excited about it. AFRTS rebroadcast. (24 min)
DAMON RUNYON THEATRE (1949) “For a Pal” starring John Brown as Broadway, who hears a story about two long-time friends who fall in love with the same girl. Cast includes Sidney Miller. Syndicated. (26 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 23
HAROLD AND NORMAN: TWO LEGENDARY LLOYDS

OLD GOLD COMEDY THEATRE (2-4-45) “My Favorite Wife” starring Joel McCrea, Constance Moore and Gail Patrick in a radio version of the 1940 film, about a woman who returns home after being declared legally dead, only to find her husband has remarried. Harold Lloyd hosts. Old Gold Cigarettes, NBC. (28 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (10-16-15) Part one of Steve Darnall’s telephone conversation with actor and producer Norman Lloyd, who speaks from his home in California about his career in radio, television, movies and the stage. Recorded by Jim Zarembski in Niles, Illinois. (35 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Spring 2016 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN (7-17-45) “The Undecided Molecule,” written and directed by Norman Corwin, starring Robert Benchley, Groucho Marx, Vincent Price, Keenan Wynn, Norman Lloyd, Sylvia Sidney. The story of an elemental molecule that goes on trial. Cast includes Elliott Lewis. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (10-16-15) Part two of Steve Darnall’s conversation with actor Norman Lloyd. (21 min)
SUSPENSE (5-24-45) “My Own Murderer” starring Herbert Marshall with Norman Lloyd, Joseph Kearns as the Man in Black. A man seeks shelter from his attorney after committing a murder. Announcer is Truman Bradley. Roma Wines, CBS. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (10-16-15) Part three of Steve Darnall’s conversation with actor Norman Lloyd. (26 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 30
OUR 46th ANNIVERSARY SHOW—“Thanks for Listening”

As we conclude Those Were the Days’ forty-sixth year on the air, we’re celebrating with a special “disc jockey” program, featuring some of our favorite recordings from the past! We’ll share some wonderful music, some great memories... and we’ll also tune in to hear some record shows and on-air personalities from the Golden Age of Radio:

GI JIVE #877 (1945) GI Jill (Martha Wilkerson) spins records and honors requests for the Armed Forces, with songs from Harry James, Spike Jones, Glenn Miller and others. AFRS. (15 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (3-28-14) Part one of Steve Darnall’s conversation with Chicago broadcaster Bob Hale, who talks about his career in radio and television. Recorded at the global headquarters of Funny Valentine Press in Chicago. (28 min)
JACK BUNDY SHOW (3-29-44) It’s “Jack Bundy and his Musical Jukebox,” featuring records by Wayne King, Xavier Cugat and Freddy Martin. Participating sponsors, MBS. (14 min)
X MINUS ONE (2-27-57) “Real Gone” starring disc jockey Al “Jazzbo” Collins as himself, with John Baragray, Harold Huber, John McGovern. A sculptor friend reveals the secret of his new art form. Sustaining, NBC. (22 min)

SATURDAY, MAY 7

LIFE OF RILEY (5-8-48) William Bendix stars as Chester Riley, with Paula Winslowe as Peg, John Brown as Digby O’Dell, Barbara Eiler as Babs. On Mother’s Day, Peg gives a present to Riley. Ken Niles announces. Dreft, NBC. (30 min)
HOPALONG CASSIDY (1-12-52) “Gambler’s Luck” starring William Boyd as Hoppy, with Andy Clyde as California Carlson. Hoppy and California take part in a cattle drive to help some friends out of trouble. Syndicated. (27 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (3-28-14) Part two of Steve Darnall’s conversation with Chicago broadcaster Bob Hale, who talks about his career in radio and television. Recorded at the global headquarters of Funny Valentine Press in Chicago. (30 min)
ARE YOU SAFE IN THE SUBURBS? (1968) Part one of a two-part special report about crime in the Chicago suburbs, talking with police chiefs and officers and examining statistics related to population, crime and juvenile delinquency. John Drury hosts. WGN. (31 min)
RAILROAD HOUR (1-18-54) “The Girl From Utah” starring Gordon MacRae and guest Anne Ayars in a radio version of the 1914 musical, featuring songs by Jerome Kern. An English actor falls in love with a woman from Utah, unaware that she is his new leading lady. Songs include “They Didn’t Believe Me” and “Why Don’t They Dance The Polka?” Association of American Railroads, NBC. (29 min)
MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (7-7-48) “The Man Who Vanished” is the story of an outcast and his brother, who experiment with invisibility. Maurice Tarplin is the Mysterious Traveler, with Wendell Holmes, Roger DeKoven, Art Carney, Richard Coogan. Sustaining, MBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, MAY 14
THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (1-10-58) Written by Peg Lynch and starring Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce, with Dortha Duckworth. A gift of a new hat initially receives a tepid response. Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)
LIGHTS OUT (8-10-43) “Sakhalin” is Arch Oboler’s story about a sadistic Russian prison official, planning to murder three of the Tsar’s political enemies. Frank Martin announces. Ironized Yeast, CBS. (30 min)
HENRY MORGAN SHOW (4-18-50) With Arnold Stang, Art Carney, Pert Kelton, the Billy Williams Quartet. Morgan discusses dream analysis, interviews the celebrated swimmer “Buster” Carney and presents a sample of England’s most famous disc jockey. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (3-28-14) Part three of Steve Darnall’s conversation with Chicago broadcaster Bob Hale, who talks about his career in radio and television. Recorded at the global headquarters of Funny Valentine Press in Chicago. (24 min)
EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE NEWS (3-20-51) The respected radio commentator presents news concerning the Korean War, former New York mayor William O’Dwyer, General Eisenhower’s military appointments and the recent U.S.-Soviet meeting in Paris. Hamm’s Beer, CBS. (15 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (1-10-51) Willard Waterman is Gildy, with Walter Tetley as Leroy, Lillian Randolph as Birdie, Marylee Robb as Marjorie, Gale Gordon as Rumson Bullard, Cathy Lewis as Katherine Milford. Gildy is exhausted after a week of double-dating with Bullard. Kraft, NBC. (29 min)
PHILO VANCE (12-14-48) “The Murdock Murder Case” starring Jackson Beck as Vance with George Petrie as District Attorney Markham. The famous detective investigates when a racehorse trainer is killed. Syndicated. (27 min)

SATURDAY, MAY 21
OUT OF THE COMICS AND ON THE AIR

COMIC WEEKLY MAN (2-18-51) Lon Clark is the Comic Weekly Man, reading strips from Puck, The Comic Weekly, including “Hopalong Cassidy,” “Prince Valiant,” “Blondie” and others. Puck Comic Weekly, Syndicated. (28 min)
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (9-10-45) An isolated episode of the series, with Clayton Collyer as Clark Kent, who goes to an amusement park to meet up with Jimmy Olsen and encounters Batman instead. Jackson Beck narrates. Kellogg’s Pep, MBS. (14 min) Read the article about Batman in the Spring 2016 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE (1936) An isolated episode of the series, with Shirley Bell as Annie and Allan Baruck as Joe Corntassel. Annie, Joe, Mr. Silo and the marshal lead a posse to the river to track down the crooked Mr. Flint. Andre Baruch announces. Ovaltine, MBS. (15 min)
BLONDIE (1940s) With Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake as Blondie and Dagwood, Hanley Stafford as Mr. Dithers, Elvia Allman as Cora Dithers, Frank Nelson, announcer Ken Niles. A school chum returns from the war and becomes a rival for Dagwood. AFRS rebroadcast. (28 min)
DICK TRACY (4-11-38) An isolated episode of the series, with Ned Wever as Tracy. Dick, Pat and Junior are in the town of Pitchblende to stop a gangster who has been terrorizing the miners. Quaker Puffed Wheat and Rice, NBC. (15 min)
TERRY AND THE PIRATES (9-2-46) An isolated episode of the series, with Bill Fein as Terry. Pat Ryan and Terry are on the trail of a killer aboard a luxury yacht. Quaker Puffed Wheat Sparkies, ABC. (15 min)
ARCHIE ANDREWS (9-18-48) Bob Hastings as Archie, Harlan Stone as Jughead, Rosemary Rice as Betty, Gloria Mann as Veronica, Arthur Kohl and Alice Yourman as Mr. and Mrs. Andrews. A Sunday drive to visit Aunt Hattie’s is thwarted by car trouble. Swift Premium, NBC. (28 min)
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY (4-12-39) Matt Crowley is Buck, with Edgar Stehli as Dr. Huer. Buck, Dr. Huer and Wilma Deering wait for Black Barney and Willy to return to Earth, unaware that Killer Kane is on board their ship. Popsicle, Fudgsicle, Creamsicle, MBS. (14 min)
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (2-14-46) An isolated episode of the series, with Clayton Collyer as Superman, Jackie Kelk as Jimmy Olson. Superman, Batman and Robin track down a gang of thieves led by a strongman impersonating Superman. Narrated by Jackson Beck. Kellogg’s Pep, MBS. (14 min)

SATURDAY, MAY 28
HARRY JAMES: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

AMERICA DANCES (7-19-39) A broadcast from New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, featuring vocalists Connie Haines, Jack Palmer and Frank Sinatra. The James gang plays “King Porter Stomp,” “To You,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” “White Sails,” and other numbers. Announcer is Larry Elliot. Broadcast to listeners in Great Britain by the British broadcasting Corporation. Sustaining. BBC/CBS. (29 min)
HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA (7-21-40) A remote broadcast from the Dancing Campus located on Liberty Lake at the 1940 New York World’s Fair. Vocals by Dick Haymes; Charlie Nobles announces. Selections include “Song Of The Islands,” “Maybe,” “Tempo De Luxe,” and “Cross Country Jump.” Sustaining, NBC Blue. (29 min)
HARRY JAMES AND HIS MUSIC MAKERS (8-19-42) From the Astor Roof of the Hotel Astor in New York City. Vocals by Helen Forrest and Johnny McAfee. The Music Makers play “But Not For Me,” “One Dozen Roses,” “Sleepy Lagoon,” “Two O’ Clock Jump,” and several other numbers. Announcer is Ed Fleming. Sustaining. CBS. (25 min)
ONE NIGHT STAND #560 (2-3-45) Harry James and His Music Makers, from the Casa Mañana in Culver City California, featuring vocals by “Pretty Kitty Kallen.” The Music Makers play “The Very Thought Of You,” “I’m Beginning To See The Light,” “Blue Skies,” “Somebody Loves Me,” and several other selections. Announcer is Don Otis. AFRS. (30 min)
HARRY JAMES AND HIS MUSIC MAKERS (12-1-47) Sustaining remote from “Frank Polumbo’s Famous Click, America’s Musical Showplace in Philadelphia.” Selections include “Redigal Jump,” “Near You,” “Kate,” and a seven-minute version of “Stompin’ At The Savoy.” Vocals by Marion Morgan, Tiny Timbrell, and Buddy DeVito. Sustaining. CBS. (24 min)
HARRY JAMES AND HIS ORCHESTRA (11-26-58) Broadcast from the Blue Note, located in Chicago’s Loop. The James band plays “Here’s One, “ Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe,” ‘Song Of The Wanderer,” and “Willow Weep For Me.” Vocals by Jilla Webb and Ernie Andrews. CBS. (19 min)

OUR SPECIAL GUEST will be big band historian KARL PEARSON, who will talk about the life, career and music of bandleader Harry James, who was born on March 15, 1916.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (6-22-50) “The London Matter” starring Edmond O’Brien as the man with the action-packed expense account. The Treasury Department asks Johnny to go to London and investigate a possible narcotics ring. Cast includes Wally Maher, Virginia Gregg, Herb Butterfield, Ben Wright. Wrigley’s Gum, CBS. (29 min)
JOAN DAVIS SHOW (1-21-46) It’s “America’s Queen of Comedy” with Andy Russell, Verna Felton, Shirley Mitchell, announcer Harry von Zell, Paul Weston and the Orchestra. Joan borrows an idea from a romance magazine to win Andy’s affections. AFRS rebroadcast. (21 min)
INNER SANCTUM (2-6-45) “Death in the Depths” is the story of an underwater diver who is haunted by his past. Raymond Edward Johnson (as “Raymond”) hosts, with Santos Ortega, Luis Van Rooten, Lawson Zerbe, Claudia Morgan, Mary Bennett. Lipton Tea and Soup, CBS. (30 min)
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE & HARRIET (10-17-48) Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard star, with Tommy Bernard as David, Henry Blair as Ricky, John Brown as Thorny, Janet Waldo as Emmy Lou. Ozzie gets tangled up in a web of promises. International Silver, NBC. (29 min)
CISCO KID (4-9-53) “Fire in the Night,” starring Jack Mather as the Cisco Kid, with Harry Lang as Pancho. Cisco and Pancho try and stop a pyromaniac who has been setting fires. Syndicated, MBS. (26 min)
PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-22-47) Bing Crosby stars, with Skitch Henderson, Lina Romay, John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra, announcer Ken Carpenter and guests George Jessel and Jack McVea and His All-Stars, who join Bing for “Open the Door, Richard.” Philco, ABC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
SPOTLIGHT ON OLIVIA DeHAVILAND

SUSPENSE (9-7-44) “Voyage Through Darkness” starring Olivia DeHaviland and Reginald Gardiner. A woman on a voyage from England to New York befriends a stranger and suspects that he might be the “Blackout Killer.” Roma Wines, CBS. (29 min)
BOB HOPE SHOW (10-4-38) Bob’s second show for Pepsodent, with announcer Bill Goodwin, Skinnay Ennis and the Orchestra, Six Hits and a Miss, Jerry Colonna, Jack Smart, Elvia Allman and guest Olivia DeHaviland, who describes a dream in which she and Bob have a story conference with Colonna. Pepsodent, NBC. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (10-7-40) “Wings of the Navy” starring George Brent, Olivia DeHaviland and John Payne, re-creating the roles they played in the 1939 film, about pilots training to fight while two brothers fight over the same girl. Cecil B. DeMille hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (22 min & 14 min & 22 min)
EVERYTHING FOR THE BOYS (5-9-44) “This Above All” starring Ronald Colman and guest Olivia DeHaviland. A war-weary English soldier falls in love with a WAC from high society. Auto-Lite, CBS. (30 min)

OUR SPECIAL GUEST will be film historian BOB KOLOSOSKI, who will talk about the movie and radio career of Olivia DeHaviland, whose 100th birthday is July 1, 2016.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

FATHER KNOWS BEST (6-15-50) Robert Young stars as Jim Anderson, with June Whitley as Margaret, Rhoda Williams as Betty, Ted Donaldson as Bud, Norma Jean Nilsson as Cathy. Jim’s family wants to surprise him on Father’s Day, but he surprises them by accepting an invitation for a fishing trip. Cast includes Herb Vigran, Eleanor Audley, Sam Edwards. Maxwell House Coffee, NBC. (29 min)
BILL STERN SPORTS NEWSREEL (10-25-46) Broadcasting from New York City, the famous sportscaster welcomes guest Gene Autry. Colgate Shave Cream, NBC. (15 min) Read the article about Gene Autry in the Spring 2016 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
THE THIRD MAN (9-14-51) “Love Affair” starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the character he played in the film The Third Man. Harry goes to Saudi Arabia to negotiate an oil lease and encounters a beautiful young American. Syndicated. (29 min)
EASY ACES (1940s) An isolated episode of the series, starring Goodman and Jane Ace, with Mary Hunter as Marge. Jane’s brother has bought two suits and charged them to Ace’s account. Syndicated. (12 min)
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (2-26-48) Al Jolson stars, with Oscar Levant, announcer Ken Carpenter, Lou Bring and the Orchestra and guest David Niven in a show broadcast from Palm Springs, California. David talks to Al about making a picture in England; Al sings “Chicago” and “Among My Souvenirs.” Kraft Foods, NBC. (29 min)
SEALTEST VILLAGE STORE (10-30-47) Jack Carson stars, with Eve Arden, Dave Willock, singer Marion Morgan, announcer Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Frank Nelson, Frank DeVol and the Orchestra. Jack plans to do a sketch titled “The Home Life of Al Jolson,” so Warner Bros. sends a voice coach over to help him. Sealtest, NBC. (28 min)
DRAGNET (8-18-49) With Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday and Barton Yarborough as Sgt. Ben Romero in the eleventh show of the series. The city is wracked by a sudden wave of jewel thefts. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JUNE 25
RADIO’S LUCKY NUMBER

ONE OUT OF SEVEN (3-13-46) Jack Webb performs all of the voices in this show devoted to an important news story from the previous week. This program examines varying opinions concerning the possibility of a Third World War. Sustaining, ABC. (15 min)
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (4-24-44) “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” a radio adaptation of the 1938 film, narrated by Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, with Jane Powell in the title role, Billy Gilbert as Sneezy and Bergen as Prince Charming! Lady Esther Products, CBS. (29 min)
CRIME CLASSICS (10-14-53) “The Seven-Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LaFarge” is the story of a woman in 19th Century Paris who is accused of poisoning her husband. Lou Merrill is host Thomas Hyland, with Eve McVeagh, Irene Tedrow, Joseph Kearns, William Conrad. Plymouth, CBS. (29 min)
HERE’S TO VETERANS (1955) Guest Bob Hope talks about the Department of Veterans Affairs and presents songs and highlights from his latest film, The Seven Little Foys. Veterans Administration, Syndicated. (14 min)
WILD BILL HICKOK (6-10-51) “The Case of the Unlucky Seven” starring Guy Madison as Wild Bill and Andy Devine as Jingles. Wild Bill and Jingles are asked to investigate when seven gentlemen disappear from the town of Black City. Cast includes Forrest Lewis, Barney Phillips. Kellogg’s Corn Pops, MBS. (25 min)
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (9-29-46) As post-war appliance production resumes, Eddie finds himself in possession of seven washing machines! With Harry Von Zell, singer Margaret Whiting, Jim Backus (as Hubert Updyke III), John Brown, Edgar Fairchild and the Orchestra and guests George Burns and Gracie Allen. Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, NBC. (30 min)
THE WHISTLER (2-3-47) “Seven Steps to Murder” starring John Brown and William Johnstone, with Howard Duff, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Forman as the Whistler. A rivalry between two newspaper columnists heats up when one of them writes a negative review of the other’s play. Signal Oil, CBS. (30 min)

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